Luigi Vanvitelli

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Luigi Vanvitelli (Italian pronunciation: [luˈiːdʒi vaɱviˈtɛlli]; 12 May 1700 1 March 1773), known in Dutch as Lodewijk van Wittel (IPA: [ˈloːdəʋɛik fɑɱ ˈʋɪtəl]),[lower-alpha 1] was an Italian architect and painter. The most prominent 18th-century architect of Italy, he practised a sober classicising academic Late Baroque style that made an easy transition to Neoclassicism.

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Luigi Vanvitelli
Luigi Vanvitelli in a portrait by Giacinto Diano (1765)
Born(1700-05-12)12 May 1700
Died1 March 1773(1773-03-01) (aged 72)
Caserta, Kingdom of Naples
Known forArchitecture, painting
Notable workPalace of Caserta and Royal Palace of Naples
MovementBaroque and Neoclassicism